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April 2nd, 2019
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
April 2, 2019 - Massachusetts Census Equity Fund (MCEF) awarded over $500,000 to 45 organizations across the state to conduct direct outreach and raise public awareness about the 2020 Census. MCEF is a statewide funding initiative working to increase participation in the 2020 Census, specifically... More »
April 1st, 2019
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Today marks the one year countdown to the 2020 Census. The decennial Census is one of the most important activities that we undertake collectively as a country. Census data is essential to determining allocation of federal funds and political representation at the federal, state, and local level.... More »
April 1st, 2019
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
In a high-stakes era where anti-Black racism is mounting and economic rifts are widening, philanthropy through participation in giving circles is attracting growing numbers of Black Americans. More »
March 19th, 2019
Source: refinery29.com
Philanthropist is such a stuffy word. It calls to mind rich, old white men who have massive public buildings named after them — Rockefeller or Carnegie. Or maybe you think of one of the tech billionaires who have set aside some of their fortunes for good — Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. Either way... More »
March 6th, 2019
Source: Member News
Women have been philanthropists since the beginning of time – giving of their time, talent, and treasure to those in need and to those helping society address its most difficult and pressing issues. More »
March 1st, 2019
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
The past year ushered in a new level of poignant and popular critique of the business of philanthropy, catalyzing widespread discussion and debate about philanthropy’s role in perpetuating and exacerbating economic inequality and racial injustice. More »
February 21st, 2019
Source: The Boston Globe
The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years, seeding several programs designed to kick-start an industry decimated by layoffs and newspaper closures over the last 15 years. More »
February 11th, 2019
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
“Millions of middle-class Americans are just one missed paycheck away from poverty,” reports Aimee Picchi for CBS News. Picchi adds that four in ten are considered “liquid-asset poor,” which is defined as lacking “enough savings to make ends meet at the poverty level for three months.” More »

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